Millerberg files for divorce, faces new charge

Feb 11 2012 - 7:27am


Dea Millerberg
Dea Millerberg

OGDEN -- Dea Millerberg has filed for divorce from Eric Millerberg, charged with homicide in the death of the couple's baby sitter.

She filed her divorce petition Thursday afternoon in 2nd District Court in Ogden. No supporting documents accompanied the filing except for a motion to waive filing fees.

The case has been assigned to Judge Ernie Jones and Court Commissioner Dan Garner.

The divorce papers came the same day Millerberg was booked into Weber County Jail then released on bail on a charge for her alleged role in the death of 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen.

She is charged with abuse or desecration of a body, an offense that includes moving or concealing a body.

Both Millerbergs were charged Jan. 31 in the death of Rasmussen.

Eric Millerberg was directly linked to the death with charges of first-degree felony child abuse homicide, second -degree felony obstructing justice and third-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor and abuse or desecration of a body.

Rasmussen died of a drug overdose in the Millerbergs' North Ogden home, possibly Sept. 11, the same day she was reported missing by her family, officials said in announcing the charges.

Her body was discovered Oct. 18 in a shallow grave in Morgan County.

A search warrant was served on the Millerberg home Oct. 9 as the search for Rasmussen became a homicide investigation. That was just days after both Millerbergs were arrested on unrelated charges, she for prescription drug fraud and he for probation violation for drug use.

Eric Millerberg has since been sent to prison on the probation violations, while trial is still pending for Dea Millerberg on the unrelated charges, which include a count of child endangerment when police say hair follicle samples for the couple's 1-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.

Both have hearings scheduled on the Rasmussen case on different dates later this month.

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